This criss cross masculine birthday card provides the perfect pocket card feature! This fun fold card is perfect for any occasion and provides the perfect place to tuck a gift card or cash. Whether creating it as an ocean card, or a birthday card, you’ll love this creative card making idea!

If you’ve been creating cards for any length of time you know how much fun making a fun fold card is! This simple card making idea works well with a multitude of Stampin’ Up’! stamps and Bundles. Don’t miss the three different ideas I’m sharing in today’s video.

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Fun Fold Ocean Card | Video

There’s a fresh new Bundle of products by Stampin’ Up! called the Waves of Inspiration. This new collection of products are available for a limited time with coordinating designer paper, foils and rhinestones. Step up your stamping with beach greeting cards!

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Fun Fold Ocean Card Details

Calming shades of blue make up the designer paper and coordinating foils featured in the new Waves of the Ocean Collection. This collection includes stamps, dies, designer papers, foils and rhinestones – and they are only offered in this collection while supplies last.

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This coastal collection includes designer paper from hand-poured paint, blue-hued foil sheets for a sea of shine, and radiant rhinestones for a splash of sparkle—each an exclusive product you can only purchase during the promotion period!

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Love the look of sand on your cards but wonder how to mimic it? I provide all the tips and tricks you need in today’s video. Grab your Crumb Cake cardstock and let me show you how! And wait until you see how the sand is created! It’s a genius use of this stamp set.

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Stampin’ Blends Markers provide flawless coverage for your outline images and this one is easy to color. With coordinating dies I created this pelican and pilan in less than 2 minutes!

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The pull out insert of this criss cross pocket card provides ample space for a handwritten message. Consider adding a gift card to the backside using Glue Dots and you’ll have an instant gift card holder as well.

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Fun Fold Ocean | Rainbow of Happiness

There’s something about abstract that grabs our attention. Perhaps the unassuming placement of shapes and sizes. Regardless, the Abstract Beauty Designer Series Paper boasts that and much more! Flecks of gold take this casual pattern to a whole new level of fun!

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Looking to carry that abstract feeling to the inside pocket of this card? The Lucky You stamp set includes six (6) greetings in a fun shadow format – perfect for the abstract shapes in this designer paper!

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Play up the gold with the Metallics Embossing Powders. I used heat embossed one arch of the rainbow and the small flecks on the card insert using Versamark and gold embossing powder. 

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Fun Fold Ocean | Artfully Layered

Bring the outdoors inside with the exotic Artfully Layered Bundle. The coordinating stamps and dies make creating your oasis of plants quick and easy!

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This stamp set includes several greetings with mixed fonts that are perfect for any gender or age.

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Looking for a way to add a greeting to your card but struggle to find the right size die? Stamp the greeting and then cut around it using your scissors for a custom border. It’s an easy way to allow the greeting to stand out detailed imagery without being lost in the ‘crowd’. 

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Click on the red tutorial box below to view and/or download the card measurements and the supplies. Click on any product in the download and it will redirected to my online store where you can view them larger and/or add them to your cart. I offer exclusive and generous online ordering REWARDS, too!







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Stampin’ Up! offers regular specials that include promotional and limited time products. From stamps, dies and accessories there are even more ways to be inspired! Click on the button below to check out the current specials. Remember, products are available for a limited time and while supplies last. 


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